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Old 10-29-2012, 12:31 PM   #16
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If you want to show wifey the nice parts of canada that time of year come west.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #17
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approx 1000 can $ per week, hhhhmmmm. Is that a lot for an RV?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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approx 1000 can $ per week, hhhhmmmm. Is that a lot for an RV?

That's typical... may get closer to 800 if you can find a deal. Picking up at one location and dropping off at another will cost you as well. Get a quote for a class b van as well.

If you're willing to go west to Calgary I'd recommend starting in Vancouver. If you don't have that much time or not going west, spend a week or so in Ontario then trek east to Nova Scotia's south shore and Cape Breton Ile.

I took a month to drive a 30fter from Halifax to Victoria a few yrs ago. Nearly every campground we stayed at had European visitors in rental motorhomes. It's nice to see you guys over here and sharing stories with a beer while the kids roast marshmellows.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #19
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Rental motorhomes, my kids call them Road Cows.

It's because they wander at low speed and often change direction without warning, they can often be found in
herds near National parks or other tourist attractions.

For the price of fuel and given your travel date I think you could rent a passenger van and stay
in lower priced hotels for the same money as camping.
We travelled to Ontario 2 years ago and stayed in hotels while on the road for less than it would have
cost us in additional fuel towing our really small trailer with our 6 cylinder Toyota.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #20
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Don't feel limited by the size of our country, there are still reasonably priced flights across the country, you could do both coasts that way and avoid a lot of driving.

If you choose something else than the RV/cows....check these guys out, consistently have way better prices on rentals than any of the big outfits.With the right credit card you can save even more "extra charges" on insuring the rental vehicle.

http://www.discountcar.com/


There may be work everywhere soon in your trade, looks like they want to build more jails, I saw the "against" signs locally recently.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #21
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For the price of fuel and given your travel date I think you could rent a passenger van and stay
in lower priced hotels for the same money as camping..
This is correct, but you're not camping. He could go to Vancouver and buy a 2000 dollar Civic, travel across the country, ferry to NFLD and catch a flt back home and be cheaper.


Camping in a cow is the best way to see this place and it's people. It'll cost several thousands more though.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #22
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The prairies in mid to late June can be absolutely beautiful. Everything is green and lush and most of the crops are starting to flower.
My Scottish relatives can never get enough of the prairies as they're so different from Britain.
Huge wide open spaces, rolling hills or flat as a pancake. Just stay off the Transcanada highway!
The East coast is great and has history from the start of present day Canada and the West coast has the mountains.
It's all good but it's damn big!
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #23
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I would avoid a driving trip that crosses northern Ontario. I've driven from the Toronto area to the west coast on several occasions and the northern Ontario bit is just too much driving. It is scenic in summer, but it just goes on and on.

As others have suggested concentrating in an area and either doing a point-to-point trip, or a hub and spoke trip is the way to go. Pick your flavour of what you want to see and go for it. Airfare is relatively cheap so having two trips of 7-10 days each is doable (e.g. spend 10 days on the east coast, and 10 days travelling in and around B.C.)

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:46 AM   #24
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Rental motorhomes, my kids call them Road Cows.

It's because they wander at low speed and often change direction without warning, they can often be found in
herds near National parks or other tourist attractions.

For the price of fuel and given your travel date I think you could rent a passenger van and stay
in lower priced hotels for the same money as camping.
We travelled to Ontario 2 years ago and stayed in hotels while on the road for less than it would have
cost us in additional fuel towing our really small trailer with our 6 cylinder Toyota.
Gotta agree with him... rent a car and stay in roadside motels, 'specially in Northwestern Ontario, it's way cheaper, usually about 50 bucks a night.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:53 AM   #25
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I would avoid a driving trip that crosses northern Ontario. I've driven from the Toronto area to the west coast on several occasions and the northern Ontario bit is just too much driving. It is scenic in summer, but it just goes on and on.

As others have suggested concentrating in an area and either doing a point-to-point trip, or a hub and spoke trip is the way to go. Pick your flavour of what you want to see and go for it. Airfare is relatively cheap so having two trips of 7-10 days each is doable (e.g. spend 10 days on the east coast, and 10 days travelling in and around B.C.)

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If they don't drive the North of Superior, on Highway 17, they will have missed one of the most scenic routes in Canada.

You must have taken 11...long and boring, faster than 17 from point a to point b, but that isn't the point here.
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If they don't drive the North of Superior, on Highway 17, they will have missed one of the most scenic routes in Canada.

You must have taken 11...long and boring, faster than 17 from point a to point b, but that isn't the point here.
This is exactly the info we need, thanks Ron, and all you others. When you say 50 a night, is that for the room or per person, even for the three of us staying in a 50 a night room we are over a grand for three weeks, Ive got a quote for 1800 for a three week rental, I guess using a road caw means we can cook en-route, I guess the saving in grub means a bit more justification for the 'cow'.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #27
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Not too bad $1,800.00 for three weeks, depending on how much fuel they use and if they give you lots of free Kms.You can still park them free overnight at most Walmarts I think.Saves the somewhat outrageous fees now in effect in many provincial parks/campgrounds.

$50.00 a night motels??? Maybe in Ontario, sure not in BC unless you do the reservations online and usually for more than a day.Took one such $50.00 motel for a week last year....nothing fancy quite the contrary.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #28
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Not too bad $1,800.00 for three weeks, depending on how much fuel they use and if they give you lots of free Kms.You can still park them free overnight at most Walmarts I think.Saves the somewhat outrageous fees now in effect in many provincial parks/campgrounds.

$50.00 a night motels??? Maybe in Ontario, sure not in BC unless you do the reservations online and usually for more than a day.Took one such $50.00 motel for a week last year....nothing fancy quite the contrary.
It would be easy to get a bad impression of your country by trimming the budget TOO much I guess.

Roughly what does it costs to park a COW in the national park campsites?
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Check out this site.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/fees/
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I'm not trying to discourage anybody from seeing our country but:
Aren't most rental RVs gas powered?
Isn't gasoline going for $1.25+/liter in a bunch of places?
Wanna bet those rentals get 15-20l/100km.

It will be an adventure for the toastmunching family though.

Check out parks canada .ca for rates and schedules.
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